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1. What is the MX Xpress Fibre System?
Pre-connected fibre cassettes
Pre-connected copper cassettes
Pre-connected fibre breakouts
The MX Xpress Fibre System is a complete factory terminated, pre-connected, modular end-to-end fibre network that supports 1G through to 100G in both multimode and singlemode.
The system is designed for use within large and small data centres where network managers want to ensure excellent optical performance and want to simplify and speed up installation. The MX Xpress System also has the added benefit of reducing the number of mated connector pairs in any given link and so offers the best optical performance possible. The MX Xpress System is modular. A network is built using pre-connected 24 fibre links that present with either LC ports for standard serial duplex networking or MTP ports for parallel high data rate 8 fibre networking.
By simplifying installation, a fibre network can be built as and when required without the need for specialist tools (except an LC cleaning tool) or installation skills. Installation has been reduced sown to mounting housing panels into 19″ data racks and slotting pre-connected cassettes into these panels with some cable management as required. The LC cassettes can then be connected to equipment or other LC cassettes with standard LC duplex patch cords. The polarity of the network is maintained automatically no matter the number of links connected.
Build your fibre network “on-demand” – one 24 fibre link at a time.
2. What connectivity does the MX Xpress System offer?
he MX Xpress System offers LC duplex connectivity for 1G, 10G and 25G networking as well as MTP connectivity for 40G, 100G and 200G networking.
For duplex ports, each modular link can be 6 ports (12 core) or 12 port (24 core). For parallel MTP (MPO) networking each modular link can offer between 1 and 8 ports. Extra MTP ports can be indicdually added until the maximum of 8 is reached, giving even more flexibility to build the network on demand.
The System also allows any of the major copper networking brands to be incorporated alongside with the same MX panels. Thereby minimising rack space where both copper and fibre links are required.
Using data centre grade cable
40G and 100G channels
3. Where can you use the MX Xpress System?
The MX Xpress System is best suited to short runs within data centre environments.
This is because the cassettes need enough space to run between racks. Good access at the rear of racks is also required because a pre-connected cassette needs to be passed between racks and then inserted into the rear of the MX housing panels.
“We installed these ourselves in a set of 5 racks with the central rack as the distribution area with no issues”
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